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Literary Devices

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ToneThe attitude of a speaker or narrator.
ThemeThe central topic or idea explored in a text. This is usually not stated directly.
connotationThe feelings and ideas associated with a word.
Rhythm/meter The pattern of stressed and unstressed beats, commonly in poetry.
simile A type of figurative language that compares two unlike things, using “like” or “as.”
Metaphor A type of figurative language that compares two unlike things without using “like” or “as.” This device asserts that one thing is another thing.
DictionThe author’s choice of words. This device helps create tone and develop characters.
Imagery Words that appeal to the readers’ senses.
Parallel structureRepeating words and sentence structure. This device often either juxtaposes contrasting images or ideas to show their stark difference, or joins similar concepts to show their connection.
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